Plans to build the Scripps biotechnology institute in Palm beach county are still on track according the government officials, but lawsuits piling up make it seem like it may be a matter of years, not weeks before construction begins. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer reports.
All the concerned parties say they want the Scripps institute in Florida, but just not in the middle of a former orange grove that is designated for low-density land use.
â€œWere very supporti...
Earl Black is a Political Science Professor at Rice University, and the co-author of the book with his brother Merle, The Rise of the Southern Republicans &..Black spoke last Saturday on the USF-ST. Petersburg campus
He says that a newly competitive South politically, makes for more competitive Presidential elections nationwide- and he discusses how the Senate has changed in the House and Senate as well (roll tape#1 o.q. and it s not very attractive )
That s Rice University...
Earlier this year in Tallahasee, thousands protested in support of the state s Bright Futures Scholarship Program, fearing that state budget cuts threatens its viability.
The scholarship, created in 1997 by the Florida Legislature, funnels money collected by the Florida Lottery to a scholarship for students with good high school GPAs and high scores on tests such as the SAT. About 110,000 students received Bright Futures scholarships during the 2002-2003 school year, worth about $202 ...
ELIZABETH MAGUIRE, President, Ipas. Ipas, an international nonprofit organization based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, announced that it will discontinue underwriting support for WUNC, its local public radio station. At issue is the phrase â€œreproductive rights,â€? which the station removed from Ipasâ€™s on-air underwriting announcement and has refused to restore, despite a groundswell of opposition to that stance from WUNC listeners and others locally and nationally.
The text of Ipasâ€™...
PURA FE. Singer, Composer, Teacher, Poet, Dancer, Actress, and Lion Tamer - Pura FÃ© has studied with the American Ballet Theatre and sung with the Mercer Ellington Orchestra. She has appeared on Broadway in the "Me Nobody Knows," "Ari," and "Via Galactica." Pura FÃ© is a guest instructor at the Native Theatre School in Toronto, Canada. Pura FÃ© (Tuscarora),along with Soni (Mayan, Apache, Yaqui), and Jennifer (Tuscarora) comprise the group Ulali. Founded fifteen years ago, Ulali is the f...
INTRO: About three hundred people, homeowners, concerned citizens, environmentalists and business people, crowded into the Historic Pasco County Courthouse in Dade City last night, to comment on plans to put a regional mall on five hundred and thirty three acres of wetlands. Despite environmental objections, Pasco County Commissioners approved the plan by a 5-0 vote. Denise Layne is spokesperson for the Sierra Club-Tampa Bay. Roll Tape:
For the past three years, developers have enticed t...
Defense Attorneys for former USF Professor Sami-Al-Arian are asking a Federal Judge to throw out nearly all the governmentâ€™s evidence in his case, saying Al-Arianâ€™s Constitutional Rights were violated by improper searches and inappropriate surveillance.
Al-Arian and 8 other men are charged in a 53 count indictment alleging that they provided material support to the Middle Eastern terrorist group, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
From the time he was arrested 21 months ago, ...
INTRO: Yesterday afternoon, at the County Courthouse, the Pasco County Commision added an â€œHonoraryâ€? designation to Lock Street, trying to Solve ethnic divides in the Tommytown neighborhood just north of Dade City. Marguerita Romo asked for a miracle, but all she got was a pat on the back. Romo, the Executive Director of Farmworkers Self Help, asked for Lock Street to be changed to â€œCalle di Milagrosâ€?, street of miracles. Commissioner Ted Shraeder led the other commissioners to vote ...
On December 10, ten HCC students from the Ybor Campus and three adult members of the faculty/administration, including club founder Kimberly Williams, a History professor, will travel to Ghana, Africa, to spend two weeks of their Christmas break building a Habitat for Humanity house for a family in need. All of the students who are going to Africa have spent their Saturdays during the past year volunteering at local Habitat projects. While they are in Ghana, the group will be delivering toys ...
Our guest- Sky Muncaster has lived on Longboat Key since the 1950s. This week she objected to a neighbor's severe trimming of Mangroves and she spoke out. For that she was arrested by local police and faces several charges including criminal mischief. She is looking for help fighting the charges and in helping to preserve mangroves on the key.